Secretariat-General of the European Commission (SG)

The Secretariat-General supports the European Commission, the college of Commissioners especially, in its daily work. It does so in various ways; it track legislative proposals submitted to the other EU institutions, aids in monitoring the implementation of EU-legislation in the member-states, help manage contacts between the EU and civil society. It also supports the Commission president in his or her activities as policy-maker.

In particular, the Secretariat-General:

  • Contributes to the definition of the Commission's strategic objectives and priorities and shapes cross-cutting policies;
  • Coordinates, facilitates, advises and arbitrates, so as to ensure the coherence, quality and delivery of policy, legislation and operations across policy areas and Commission departments;
  • Coordinates the planning and programming of the initiatives of the Commission;
  • ensures the smooth running of the decision-making process and strives to rationalise both procedures and supporting IT tools as part of the evolution towards an efficient and modern e-Commission;
  • Acts as the Commission's interface with the other European institutions, national parliaments and non-governmental organisations and entities;
  • Fosters the Commission's institutional competences and the development of a service-oriented, modern, transparent and responsible European administration which works to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 1236 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
18.08.2022  EU position concerning the amendment to Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) and Protocol 37 (Containing the list provided ...
Decision com(2022)397
01.08.2022  Annual report 2021 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality and on relations with national parliaments.
Report com(2022)366
29.07.2022  Review report on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
Report com(2022)383
15.07.2022  Monitoring the application of EU law 2021 Annual Report.
Report com(2022)344
13.07.2022  2022 Rule of Law Report The rule of law situation in the EU.
Communication com(2022)500


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 80 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
02.02.2022  EU position concerning the amendment to Annex IV (Energy) to the EEA Agreement (Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings).
Decision com(2022)33
23.09.2021  EU position as regards the adoption of a decision to amend the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom.
Decision com(2021)593
23.09.2021  EU position as regards the amendment of the list of persons who are willing and able to serve as members of an arbitration panel under the Brexit Agreement.
Decision com(2021)594
26.12.2020  Conclusion of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the United Kingdom and of the Agreement on security procedures for exchanging and protecting classified ...
Decision com(2020)856
28.05.2020  Technical Support Instrument.
Regulation com(2020)409


Legislation in force

There are at least 282 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
16.05.2022  EU position within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment of Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, and Protocol 32, on financial modalities for implementation of ...
Decision com(2022)205
16.05.2022  EU position concerning an amendment to Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement (Budget Line 07 20 03 01 - Social Security).
Decision com(2022)218
20.04.2022  EU position concerning the amendment to Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement.
Decision com(2022)169
03.05.2018  Implementing measures for the system of Own Resources of the EU.
Regulation com(2018)322
22.05.2017  2017 Reform Programme and 2017 Stability Programme of Malta.
Recommendation com(2017)517